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  2010   February by Upjohn

Archive for February, 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People who were morbidly obese and school-aged children were much more likely to become seriously ill or to die from H1N1 swine flu, U.S. experts said on Wednesday.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Traveling around the globe can make anyone fall ill, but men and women tend to differ in the types of illnesses they suffer, a new study finds.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of young U.S. adults — nearly 13 million people — had no health insurance coverage in 2008, according to a government report released on Wednesday.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Diabetes and its complications — such as strokes and heart disease — will place an enormous financial burden on poorer countries in years to come, researchers warned in a report published Tuesday.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - How quickly an HIV patient’s immune system deteriorates may not affect the outcome of the illness, a study has found, and this could help change current guidelines for treatment of the disease.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cigarette smokers have lower IQs than non-smokers, and the more a person smokes, the lower their IQ, a study in over 20,000 Israeli military recruits suggests.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that HIV drugs Invirase and Norvir might lead to an abnormal heart rhythm when used in combination, according to preliminary data the agency is reviewing.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch health authority RIVM said on Tuesday the deaths of three infants last year were not related to a vaccine produced by U.S. pharmaceutical company Wyeth, now part of Pfizer.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will propose giving the government new power to block health insurance companies from attempting “excessive” rate increases when he posts his plan for how to overhaul the healthcare system, the White House said on Sunday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. drug safety reviewers have recommended that GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s diabetes drug Avandia be pulled from the market after concluding it is more dangerous to the heart than a rival medicine, according to documents released on Saturday.